Following the recent history-making visit by President Barack Obama to the island nation of Cuba (the first by a sitting U.S. president since 1928) in which the American lectured Cubans on the need to be more accommodating of U.S.-style capitalism, Cuba’s longtime Revolutionary socialist leader Fidel Castro has authored a 1,500+ word rebuttal in the country’s premier newspaper, Granma. Below it is reprinted in its entirety.
We don’t need the empire to give us anything. Our efforts will be legal and peaceful, because our commitment is to peace and fraternity among all human beings who live on this planet.
The kings of Spain brought us the conquistadores and masters, whose footprints remained in the circular land grants assigned to those searching for gold in the sands of rivers, an abusive and shameful form of…
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